Analysing Privacy-Invasive Software Using Computer Forensic Methods
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Overview: User privacy is widely affected by the occurrence of Privacy-Invasive Software (PIS) on the Internet. They present a computer forensic investigation method for detecting and analyzing PIS. In an experiment they have used this method to evaluate both the evolution of PIS and associated countermeasures, over a four year period. Background information on both PIS and countermeasure techniques are also presented, followed by discussions on legal disputes between developers of PIS and vendors of countermeasures.